As New Zealand, seemingly all too quickly, is rushed into a separatist state by the insidious thrust of Maori control of the country’s administration and infrastructure one has to ask, who really is the prime minister of New Zealand?
Now before those who are immediately rushing to pin the racist tag on me, let me say this. I, like the majority of New Zealanders are in no way opposed to Maori engagement, or even control, in any sector of our society, be it local or national government but surely that must be on an equal basis to the rest of us. Anything less than equal rights is simply unacceptable.
Creating separatism for political motives is undeniably abhorrent to New Zealanders. This must stop!
So just who is running this country?
We all know our titular leader is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
This is the Jacinda Ardern, the former head of the International Union of Socialist Youth. Ardern who at the IUSY festival in Hungary, July 2009, famously used the word comrade 17 times in 5 minutes,
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who describes herself as a social democrat. (Social Democracy involves a commitment to representative and participatory democracy, measures for income redistribution, regulation of the economy in the general interest, and social-welfare provisions. It is characterized by a commitment to policies aimed at curbing inequality and eliminating oppression of underprivileged groups.)
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who claimed her government would end New Zealand’s housing crisis, child poverty, and social inequality.
This is the Jacinda Ardern of the empathetic face and headscarf, who garnered world attention post the terrorist attack on the Christchurch Mosque,
This is the Jacinda Ardern who, in 2018, said she would head the most open and transparent government in New Zealand history,
This is the Jacinda Ardern who leads a government, about whom the Herald reported in May 2019, that “An influential United States Congress hearing has been told ‘one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern's party’ is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand's political networks.”
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who in 2020, said she would govern for all New Zealanders New Zealand.
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who in 2020, was lauded for her handling of the “go hard and go early” lockdown.
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who led a government who then stumbled and lurched their way to contracting supply of the Covid 19 vaccine.
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who led a government who then showed absolutely nil regard or urgency for a smooth, agile and well-planned vaccine roll out,
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who has spent so much time, hand wringing on the “pulpit of truth,” which now most are finding it is anything but.
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who leads a government that created the Public Interest Journalism Fund. Most would call it paid propaganda,
This is the Jacinda Ardern, who leads a government who possess an insidious agenda to install a socio-political doctrine based on separatism.
So surely it is not just her social democracy ideals that are driving the separatism in New Zealand?
Is it the Labour Government’s Maori Caucus who are so strong within the general caucus they are forcing this change? If so, who is the driving force in the Maori Caucus?
Kelvin Davis, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party since 2017?
But what is not widely known is that, in 2018, Kelvin Davis held 20 hui in centres across the country and held 12 smaller focus group hui with Maori as the plans were coming together for the Office of Maori-Crown relations. Iwi leaders had a strong say in the development of that new department, which has been driving the ‘partnership’ agenda within the public sector.
From Kelvin’s subsequent report to government, six key themes emerged. To me, the most noteworthy is PARTNERSHIP.
So, is Kelvin the architect of the Partnership fallacy?
A line from Kelvin’s report reads “…. the Crown/Māori relationship is underpinned and guided by the Treaty of Waitangi, which set up a partnership of equals.” Further “… the partnership needs to be honoured by the Crown.” And more “… it also means not treating Māori as stakeholders…”
Interestingly the report also stated “…the Crown needs to ensure all New Zealanders are brought into the Crown/Māori relationship if it is to be successful.
All New Zealanders are certainly not being brought into Crown/Māori relationship moves by this government.
So, is Kelvin the driving force in the Maori caucus?
Unlikely. Remember Kelvin’s meltdowns when being interviewed by Duncan Garner, pre the 2017 election. Hardly the performances of a “strongman.”
Could it be Willie Jackson? Recently described by Michael Basset as “one-cylinder motor-mouth, who made little sense on Q and A even with prompting from outside through earplugs”.
Prompting through ear plugs! What have so called politicians descended to?
Well, they do say we get the politicians we deserve.
Willie Jackson who seemingly did a very good job of running the campaign for the Maori seats in the 2017 election, pointed out, “We’ll get to the foreshore and seabed and other stuff but those are not priorities for us – don’t talk about tino rangatiratanga or foreshore and seabed when you’ve got families sleeping in cars.”
Well, it undoubtedly looks like the priorities have done a 180 degree turn! We have many, many more homeless and while probably not sleeping in cars, they are, by way of government funding, keeping numerous motel owners in business - but Maori interests and Maori control are very much to the forefront.
Nanaia Mahuta? Could she be the power behind the throne? As the daughter of the late Sir Robert Mahuta, she certainly has the lineage. First entering parliament through her list ranking of 8 in the 1996 elections, she has the experience.
She is the politician with whom the He Puapua report has been firmly held, firstly hidden but is now being given excessive impetus.
She is also the government face of 3 Waters. This blatant grab for the control of fresh water in New Zealand has been slammed by mayors as “propaganda”, “condescending”, “a slap in the face” and “ill-timed, ill-informed and ill-mannered”.
“Nanaia Mahuta’s performance in Parliament today has shown any spirit of partnership she may have feigned with councils is well and truly gone and the Three Waters Reforms will be rammed through at any cost”, National’s Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon stated in September.
3 Waters could be a very serious political mistake. Mahuta seems to think she is unstoppable on this issue; That this was going to happen whether councils or their constituents liked or not.
It could turn out to be a spectacular failure.
It could turn out the be the pivotal point at which opposition to the government’s separatist agenda develops a large physical presence.
Could it actually be there is another entity that is able manipulate a weak or compliant government?
Do Maori incorporation leaders, Maori academics and Maori activists see themselves as having a great chance of seizing a huge amount of power and influence with the connivance of our current government?
They are firmly embedded in positions of influence in government departments, thus giving themselves the ability to push separatist agendas and radical treaty theories?
Whoever is driving the separatist agenda, the agenda that at its climax would see New Zealand governed by two governments, one for Maori and one for the rest, but both under a tribal monitoring body, may be of little importance.
Maori sovereignty is well underway, is being carefully enmeshed in legislature and this has been set in motion by or with the collusion of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
The majority of New Zealanders are being stripped of their sovereignty and it is unbelievable that so much of the population are unaware of what is happening.
New Zealanders are rapidly losing their freedom and sovereignty. Separatist legislation must cease.
We can all pat ourselves on our collective backs as we fruitlessly attempt to get Letters to the Editor published, or as we read blogs with resultant ire and frustration, or sit around a table at the local over a few drinks, complain and whinge.
But what are we doing to actually to say enough is enough, take race out of the equation?
John Porter is deeply concerned about the loss of democracy and the insidious promotion of separatism by our current government.